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Buzz Williams secured his fifth commitment in the 2014 class today. (USA Today)

How Marquette can fix itself for next year

The somewhat surprising news came down around 7:45 p.m. that Marquette was not selected to participate in the National Invitation Tournament, and it officially closed the book on one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory. A source told Paint Touches that Marquette did not turn down an invitation and, judging from the tweets […]

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Strotman: Lack of accountability dooms Marquette

Well, it’s finally here. The win-or-go-home games have finally begun for Marquette. For five previous seasons under Buzz Williams (with the exception, maybe, of 2011) these contests have occurred in the third week of March, not the second. But this is what 17-14 gets you. Winning half your conference games, including just two of your […]

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Jake Thomas scored a career-high 22 points Thursday against Georgetown. (USA Today)

Technical and all, Jake Thomas breaks through in Marquette win

Buzz Williams wasn’t sure Jake Thomas was going to play Thursday against Georgetown. The redshirt senior had suffered a slight shoulder separation in Saturday’s win over DePaul, missed practice Monday and had a bruise that looked “like someone threw a softball at close range at 80 miles per hour” at it, forcing him to wear […]

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Back to the basics: The evolution of a lineup

Buzz Williams may have tried to change, but he’s gone back to what works. This season was supposed to be a changing of the guard at Marquette, literally. Gone was the Golden Eagles’ backcourt from a year ago — Junior Cadougan, Vander Blue and Trent Lockett — that made up 44 percent of the team’s […]

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How Derrick Wilson can best help Marquette

Derrick Wilson pretty much knows how teams are going to play him on a given night. The 6-foot-1 junior has made one 3-pointer in 12 attempts this year, gets to the free throw line just 2.5 times per game and, despite a quick first step, hasn’t shown a consistent move to reach the basket in […]

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